Te Wāhipounamu - "Waters of Greenstone" is the maori name for the South Island of NEW ZEALAND
We call it the backyard.
However, this isn't your typical backyard, this is a land that's beauty is as glorious and as awe-inspiring as Earth can offer. Effectively a floating fossil of Gondwanaland, this magical island has all the qualities of a continent and is one of the last, great, untouched wilderness areas found in the Southern Hemisphere, having close to 3 million hectares of it recognised as a World Heritage site.
"Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand" as it is offically known as is a UNESCO World Heritage Area encapsulating Fiordland, Mt Aspiring, Westland Tai Poutini and Aoraki/Mount Cook National Parks; making up a wilderness area that is about as good as it gets.
Only a stones throw away.
Into to the Wild
Earth's wilderness areas are not as common as they once were, yet most of the South Island is wild. Here, untamed rivers flow through mountainous terrain where fish & game are in high abundance. Beneath New Zealand's highest peaks & icefields are hundreds of rivers, streams & spring creeks that course their way through vast stretches of undisturbed wilderness.
*Stravon Safaris holds concessions to land on conservation lands throughout the South Island, providing further wilderness experiences.